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MLK Day

by VC/UHV Librarian on 2017-01-12T10:48:48-06:00

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a federal holiday for Americans to celebrate Dr. King's legacy. Signed in 1983, legislation created the federal holiday marking Dr. King's birthday and in 1994, Congress designated MLK Day as a national day of service. MLK Day is a "day on, not a day off." The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King's vision of a "Beloved Community."

To learn more about Dr. King, check out one of these books or videos from the VC/UHV Library:

  • March: Book One, Book Two, and Book Three by John Lewis [Graphic Novel]
  • The Preacher King : Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Word that Moved America by Richard Lischer
  • Selma [DVD]
  • From Civil Rights to Human Rights: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Struggle for Economic Justice by Thomas F. Jackson
  • Learning about dignity from the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.  by Jeanne Strazzabosco [eBook]

  • Behind the Dream: the Making of the Speech that Transformed a Nation by Clarence B. Jones
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.: "I have a dream" [DVD]

  • My life with Martin Luther King, Jr. by Coretta Scott King


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